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Ms. Kuennen from Minneapolis MN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pedal and Learn, Build Stamina 2 Ways

My students need a DeskCycleDesk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser to have opportunities to release physical energy while engaged in academic tasks.

  • $226 goal

This project expired on December 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My curious, motivated and inspiring students are eager to learn every day. My school qualifies for universal free breakfast and lunch due to our 90% free or reduced-price lunch status. Our students and their families live in an economically disadvantaged community which is too often the site of violent crime. Every teacher in my school does everything that we can to make our classrooms safe, and engaging centers of learning. My inspiring and inspired students deserve every opportunity to experience hands-on learning.

My Project

One key to academic success is the ability to stay focused and on task for continuous periods of time. In first grade, we describe this as having stamina. Sometimes young learners have a need to move and if it's not addressed in my lesson plans, they will find a way to make it happen-- sometimes at the expense of remaining engaged in the lesson. I plan for regular movement breaks throughout the day, but some students need those kinds of breaks more frequently or for longer intervals.

The addition of a DeskCyle to our classroom will give students opportunities to take a physical break within the room.

In addition to working off energy, I'm counting on my students recognizing that biking and other physical activities are healthy habits they can follow for a lifetime.

Ms. Kuennen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser, White • Amazon Business $159.00 1 $159.00

Materials cost

$159.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.77

Total project goal

$225.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.15

2 Donors

-$112.57

Donations toward project cost

-$95.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.88

match offer

-$112.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$95.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.89

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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